More than 300 passengers evacuated from Hong Kong ferry after engine room fire

An engine room fire sparked the evacuation of more than 300 ferry passengers on their way to Hong Kong’s easternmost island of Tung Ping Chau on Sunday.The 28-metre (90-foot) vessel operated by Tsui Wah Ferry departed from Ma Liu Shui pier at about 9am with 318 passengers and two crew on board for a trip to the island, part of the Hong Kong Unesco Global Geopark.The ferry started to emit smoke at 10.10am as it sailed between Tap Mun (Grass Island) and Tung Ping Chau, prompting the crew members…